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I've always loved the work of Paul Klee, incorporating signs, letters, numbers and colour. He has a sense of humour and his often childlike imagery makes a real connection. Using Mathematics in artwork is a great way to integrate everything. Hope you love the activity.

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"A line is a dot going for a walk."
"Art does not reproduce what we see it makes us see."
Color and I are one. I am a painter.
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Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it!
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There are lots of great ideas throughout the site.
Paul Klee is one of my favourite artists. His whimsical, dreamy, childlike images are a delight. I love the way he combines maths and art, shapes, and numbers, symbols and letters. I did this activity and the students were bringing in artwork for several days to add to our display.
INTRODUCTION I made a powerpoint(download it here) intro including some background on PAUL KLEE and an outline of the activity. You use a grid if you like to download template here.
CHECK OUT “Once Emerged in the Gray of the Night” BY PAUL KLEE and discuss.

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SELECT a 1 digit multiplication with a 2 digit answer

6 x 9 = 54
FILL IN the template in pencil with your selection and trace over it with a texta.
COLOUR with texta and outline the border
CUT out your artwork

TESSELLATE with other artworks
Send in your results and I will post them in the next newsletter.


Check out the Virtual teacher website Easter page. There are some fantastic Easter sites. The printouts are great, and the marshmallow bunny is a very enjoyable edible activity. And since we are talking about chickens, here's a rather interesting article on "Why did the Chicken cross the road?" "Why did the Chicken cross the road?". Yes! that old chestnut. It, once again, shows teachers know what they're talking about.

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